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Midori 0.5.8 Browser Pulls In New WebKit2 Code

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Published on 06 April 2014 04:31 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The lightweight Midori open-source web-browser was released this week for Linux systems.

Midori 0.5.8 features updates to its WebKit2 rendering engine and AdBlock support (for those web users that unfortunately deprive web publishers of their income... including here; if you appreciate this site, please disable AdBlock or become a Phoronix Premium subscriber to support this site that takes 80+ hours of my week for the past ten years in providing always the latest Linux/open-source news and Linux hardware reviews, etc).

Anyhow, Midori 0.5.8 with its WebKit2 upgrade has support for multiple rendering processes, text selection behavior changes, working spelling corrections, and many other changes.

More details on the new Midori 0.5.8 browser release this week can be found via this blog post.

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